logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Aki, stepjmus03, timpson, DeEden, MKS
57726 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,726 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,266 Topics
819,704 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 424
Nancy Roussy 359
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 140
Mona - Astronomy 129
Sheryl T 77
Deanna - New Age 70
Korie - California Editor 50
Susan - Meditation Editor 41
Lestie4containergardens 31
Terri - Exercise/Yoga Editor 30
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#597143 - 04/24/10 11:49 AM Dolls With Disabilities
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 971
Loc: Missouri, USA
I have posted a new article on the Doll Making Site, Dolls With Disabilities. Please read it and let me know what you think. If you have any resources to share on this topic, please do.

Thanks,
_________________________
Helen, Doll Making Editor
Doll Making Website
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls Ebook

Top
#597160 - 04/24/10 02:47 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]
patashoo Offline
Newbie

Registered: 04/24/10
Posts: 1
Hi, I think I know what you mean about this type of doll. I'm sure I've seen them in films on tv where a child is ill in hospital etc. I think it would probably be a good idea but one would have to be very careful not to be criticised or taken the wrong way. The child the doll was made for (which is obviously the important factor here) would probably benefit depending on the disability. A tough one to judge. Maybe it would be worth contacting children's hospitals or nursing staff to hear what they have to say. An interesting project. Good Luck.

Top
#597161 - 04/24/10 03:17 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: patashoo]
Phyllis Doyle Burns Offline
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity

Registered: 11/17/07
Posts: 17644
Loc: Reno, NV
Hi Helen. Your articles and project really intriques me. I did a lot of research on dolls made by traditional Native American tribes. Quite often, dolls were given to little children as learning tools. For example: dolls made with no faces. This gave the little girl the chance to imagine her doll with the personality she wanted the doll to have; no clothes or a plain dress to allow the girl to design the type clothing she wanted the doll to have; long straight hair not styled so the child could style the hair the way she wanted; etc.

Then I got to thinking that maybe "doll parts and wigs" would be a good idea. Make cloth dolls with just the head and body and let the child attach the arms and legs - or not. Maybe a child with only one leg would want her doll to have only one leg. The child with no hair would choose to have no hair on the doll. All kinds of ideas would come from the child.

Of course, this takes away from our own creativity - but look at the possible creative abilities and therapy it would give to the child.

I remember when I was little, paper dolls were my favorite toy. I could dress the doll the way I wanted to depending on my mood or my wishes.

Giving the child the opportunity to create can be a wonderful and therepuetic tool.

I think the possibilities here are a great opportunity to explore the realm of childhood, disabilities, teaching, learning, and healing. Psychologists often give dolls to a child in order to learn from the child what are their secret fears, desires, etc. This would not only help the child, but, help the parent and doctor or therepist to understand what the child needs or is thinking/fearing.
_________________________
Walk in Peace and Harmony.
Phyllis Doyle Burns
Avatar: Fair Helena by Rackham, Public Domain

Top
#603569 - 06/05/10 12:05 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Phyllis Doyle Burns]
jerseygrl Offline
Newbie

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1
Hi mom, So I just read this article and I found a web site that has accessories for dolls with disabilities. It looks like there are crutches and wheelchairs, etc. Here's the linkBellaOnline ALERT: Raw URLs are not allowed in these forums for security reasons. Please use UBB code. If you don't know how to do UBB code just post here for help - we will help out!

Top
#603627 - 06/06/10 05:58 AM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: jerseygrl]
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 971
Loc: Missouri, USA
Hi jerseygrl,

I had a feeling this was you as soon as I saw the name! Very cool. grin

Please send me the link in an email and I can put it in here.

Thanks, Tweets
_________________________
Helen, Doll Making Editor
Doll Making Website
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls Ebook

Top
#610906 - 07/15/10 04:51 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]
charmedp3 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 07/15/10
Posts: 7
Loc: The Jersey Shore
hi all i found this site with all kinds of things. By the way i love lookin for stuff so if anyone needs help let me know. Once again i can't post the link so if someone could tell me how that would be great! Elaine


Edited by charmedp3 (07/15/10 05:00 PM)

Top
#617792 - 08/15/10 09:10 PM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Helen Doll Making Editor]
Katzzz Offline
Newbie

Registered: 08/13/10
Posts: 1
Hi Helen, I'm very interested in making dolls with disabilities. I'm making cloth dolls & thinking of making one like me. I'm missing my right hand from birth & would have just loved this when I was little. As you mentioned in your article, all dolls were blond, blue eyes & "normal". I have green eyes & no hand! lol Not very many dolls like that! Will send pics of my finished doll if interested. Thanks, Lyn

Top
#618003 - 08/16/10 11:49 AM Re: Dolls With Disabilities [Re: Katzzz]
Helen Doll Making Editor Offline

BellaOnline Editor
Parakeet

Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 971
Loc: Missouri, USA
Hi Lyn,

Welcome to the forum, and, YES, I would love to see photos of your finished doll!
_________________________
Helen, Doll Making Editor
Doll Making Website
Make Clothes for 18 Inch Dolls Ebook

Top

Moderator:  Helen Doll Making Editor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Fire Up The Beans!
by Allyson - USACook/HomeCook
Home Cooking
29 minutes 2 seconds ago
Napping Helps Your Body with ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
50 minutes 12 seconds ago
Summer Activities for Children
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
52 minutes 2 seconds ago
The Gifts of ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
53 minutes 3 seconds ago
Tomato Sandwich Ideas
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
57 minutes 9 seconds ago
Pimples and oily skin, please help!
by stepjmus03
Cosmetics
Today at 05:28 PM
Three Days Left in Sun Salutation Challenge
by Terri - Exercise/Yoga Editor
Yoga
Today at 04:20 PM
Balancing Exercises in Exercise Encyclopedia
by Terri - Exercise/Yoga Editor
Exercise
Today at 04:01 PM
Easy Low Carb Lunch Ideas
by Korie - California Editor
Low Carb
Today at 03:25 PM
Angels, Archangels, and Guardian Angels - Article
by Korie - California Editor
Spirituality
Today at 03:23 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
2 registered (Izeigo, Aki), 59 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.